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Newsfeed of all your Internet, technology, business and development news as they happen across Afrika.

Factual communication critical to fighting COVID-19

A great deal of the fear surrounding COVID-19 is being fueled by widespread misinformation. What is communicated is just as important as how it is communicated.

The impact of COVID-19 on Naspers

Naspers provides an update on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and outlines its actions to safeguard its employees, customers and businesses as well as to support the communities in which it operates.

The fake news problem

We like the information that confirms what we believe, whether it is true or false. This is why we quickly share the news that is aligned with what we want to be true, irrespective of whether the information is factual or not.

The next coronavirus pandemic outbreak could be predicted via satellite

Satellites are not the be-all and end-all, but they can be a powerful predictor of potential future outbreaks like COVID-19.

South Africa's Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave for lockdown lunch

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that he reprimanded Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams by placing her on 2 months special leave (1 month unpaid) and directed her to deliver a public apology to South Africans for violating COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

South Africa's mobile phone tracking during COVID-19 pandemic

About a week after the initial tracking and tracing regulations in South Africa were signed into law, more clarity was provided as more details were added to the regulations. Specifically, there was more details to explain how the whole process will be conducted.

Applications open for Jack Ma Foundation's Africa's Business Heroes competition

The Jack Ma Foundation on Monday opened the application process for its Africa’s Business Heroes competition. For 2020, winners of the pan-African business competition will split $1,5 million in grant funding to help accelerate their own businesses.